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, former dnc chair and vermont governor howard dean is facing off against ed conard. irene rosenfeld, the ceo of mondolez international. the markets aren't to be forgotten. at 8:30 eastern time, we will be joined by jim grant. we're going to talk about the best investing strategies for the rest of the year with him. first, let's get you up to speed on this morning's headlines. over to andrew. >>> friday we'll get the government september jobs report. could be a game changer for the election. we'll get a hint of what may be to come. the employment report coming at 8:15 eastern time. poll forecasters say the economy likely added 155,000 private payroll jobs this month. we'll bring you the number and get you instant reaction from joel prakken. in corporate news, richard schultz is pressing forward with a possible $11 billion buyout of the retailer. schultz and at least four private equity firms have reportedly started examining the books of the economy. at the same time, he is said to be negotiating individually with the pe firms on the details of how his roughly 20% stake in the compan
's reliability problems have existed for years. the last two years with snowmageddon and&hurricane irene and the surprise derecchio storm, reconnection efforts were particularly slow pepco promised to spend more but given the utility's record, the state's public service commission in july allowed only a limited rate hike for the electric company a 130-page report from the governor's task force concluded that utility effort's are still falling short. >> an electric grid that served well and the storm events in the 1980s is not a grid reliable in the more violent and frequent storms that we have now. >> reporter: o'malley estimates that $1 to $2 a month per household will not only speed up the tree trimming -- >> maybe selective undergrounding and other engineering fixes that are different for every portion of the service area. >> reporter: to get the extra dollar or two a month, the utility would have to accelerate reliability strategies. what do ratepayers think? we found a mixed reaction in mont groomery county which, is hard hit the last few years. >> and we pay a lot of mean every mon
the omazing pictures. >>> from double blizzards to hurricane irene to the most recent storms, massive power failures have left maryland crippled. now the governor is suggesting a rate increase. >> reporter: am july tens of thousands were in the dark, some for a full week after a duratio. because of that the governor assemble add task force to look in the way electric companies can service customers better. one recommendation is to charge you more a dollar or two in a surcharge to go toward power lines. >> strengthening it so it can within stand the increasingly frequent and violent events. >> reporter: some lawmakers feel they're unnecessary. >> it's supposed to be part of their budget already. >> reporter: in light of the recent outages, many customers aren't willing to pay more. >> when they don't provide electricity, that's unfair. >> i think they pay too much already. my electric bill is quite high. i don't think we need to give anymore. >> reporter: the governor said electric companies would have to prove the dollar or two goes to upgrade city infrastructure saying the surcharge is bet
if there are young children around. >> reporter: ever since irene curtis stopped smoking, she has hated breathing in someone else's smoke and in a community where few people light up, there was more than enough support for the san rafael city council to approve a strict new antismoking law. >> the only person who spoke against it believes that it was it wasn't strict enough. >> reporter: even this smoker is for it. >> i don't mind the laws at all. you know, just because people smoke doesn't mean it's fair for other people who don't want to smoke, the secondhand smoke. >> reporter: the ordinance bans smoking in apartments, condos, parks, all sidewalks and pedestrian areas downtown, bus stops, restaurant patios, and even cautions against actors smoking on stage. one smoker says it's illogical. >> it's ludicrous. just because they are still selling tobacco and all the smoke shops and all the stores. >> reporter: the city says its goal is to improve public health and reduce litter. and litter is a big issue. in two months, one group collected 230,000 cigarette butts which is why they won't ban ashtra
around. >> reporter: ever since irene curtis stopped smoking, she has hated breathing in someone else's smoke and in a community where few people light up, there was more than enough support for the san rafael city council to approve a strict new antismoking law. >> the only person who spoke against it believes that it was it wasn't strict enough. >> reporter: even this smoker is for it. >> i don't mind the laws at all. you know, just because people smoke doesn't mean it's fair for other people who don't want to smoke, the secondhand smoke. >> reporter: the ordinance bans smoking in apartments, condos, parks, all sidewalks and pedestrian areas downtown, bus stops, restaurant patios, and even cautions against actors smoking on stage. one smoker says it's illogical. >> it's ludicrous. >> one person hasn't changed his ways. >> i think a lot of people are still going to smoke just because a lot of people are addicted to cigarettes. just because they are still >> reporter: the city says its goal is to improve public health and reduce litter. and litter is a big issue. in two months, one gr
disasters. last year, with we've had hurricane irene. next time you go to visit washington monument, it is close because we have an earthquake here too. we do see plenty of action around here. i think weather-wise, we have much more in the way of extremes than most the country. we can be 105 in the summertime appear zero in the winter. >> which makes predid iing the weather in this region quite interesting. >> makes it fun. >> we are not out of the woods but we don't get major earthquakes here. it could happen. some of the other things that tucker talked about occur with some regularity. >> we have flooding issues here every year. most winters with the exception of last winter, we get a lot of ice and snow. >> parts of region do suffer from drought conditions from time to time. >> let me ask too because he is in warrenton. is it different than what we experience sometime close are in to d.c.? even with snow. >> subtle differences. but yeah, this whole area generally has the same kind of weather. >> okay. >> thank you, tucker. >>> nathaniel thank you for the question. great question.
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